West Downtown Neighborhood Plan - Draft Complete

West Downtown Plan

An initial draft of the The West Downtown Neighborhood Plan has been completed and is provided in the links below this description. Over the next few weeks the Planning Division will be accepting comments regarding the draft and will work to incorporate them before the final draft is reviewed by Planning Commission and City Council.

The draft has been broken out into each of its chapter sections for those that would like to comment on individual elements of the plan directly. Please bear in mind that the final formatting of the plan, including its images, are not finalized. Below each

An initial draft of the The West Downtown Neighborhood Plan has been completed and is provided in the links below this description. Over the next few weeks the Planning Division will be accepting comments regarding the draft and will work to incorporate them before the final draft is reviewed by Planning Commission and City Council.

The draft has been broken out into each of its chapter sections for those that would like to comment on individual elements of the plan directly. Please bear in mind that the final formatting of the plan, including its images, are not finalized. Below each chapter segment is a comments box that you are welcome to utilize. Please be respectful of differing opinions that may be provided - every voice in Golden deserves recognition.

Thank you to all who continue to participate in the public outreach effort, your feedback is tremendous.

West Downtown Survey Results - 2018 Survey

Survey No. 2 - Overall Results

Survey No. 2 - Results_Demographic Breakout



  • Chapter 1 - Executive Summary

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    This chapter summarizes the function of the West Downtown neighborhood plan. It also provides a description of how the document extends the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan and Golden Vision 2030. A summary of the public outreach effort is provided in this chapter as well as a look into the history of the neighborhood. A quick reference guide for the short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals of this neighborhood plan round out the chapter, but these are provided more detail in Chapter 3.

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    This chapter summarizes the function of the West Downtown neighborhood plan. It also provides a description of how the document extends the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan and Golden Vision 2030. A summary of the public outreach effort is provided in this chapter as well as a look into the history of the neighborhood. A quick reference guide for the short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals of this neighborhood plan round out the chapter, but these are provided more detail in Chapter 3.

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  • Chapter 2 - Neighborhood Characteristics

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    This chapter provides an overview of the existing conditions in the West Downtown neighborhood. An analysis of the neighborhood's current zoning, land uses, and transportation infrastructure is provided. This Chapter sets up the recommendations for future programs and projects explored in Chapter 3.


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    This chapter provides an overview of the existing conditions in the West Downtown neighborhood. An analysis of the neighborhood's current zoning, land uses, and transportation infrastructure is provided. This Chapter sets up the recommendations for future programs and projects explored in Chapter 3.


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  • Chapter 3 - Planning Strategies

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    This chapter will identify the goals and strategies for future land development within the West Downtown neighborhood. These goals, policies, and projects have been crafted from the public opinion received from numerous outreach events and surveys administered through Guiding Golden. This chapter will specifically provide recommendations for “Areas of Change” within West Downtown

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    This chapter will identify the goals and strategies for future land development within the West Downtown neighborhood. These goals, policies, and projects have been crafted from the public opinion received from numerous outreach events and surveys administered through Guiding Golden. This chapter will specifically provide recommendations for “Areas of Change” within West Downtown

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  • Arapahoe Street & Miners Alley Concept Plan

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    Arapahoe Street offers a tremendous opportunity to provide expanded pedestrian and mobility improvements in the future. The following images highlights a conceptual design for a potential redevelopment of Arapahoe Street in the future. It also provides a concept for additional flex-space along Miners Alley.

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    Arapahoe Street offers a tremendous opportunity to provide expanded pedestrian and mobility improvements in the future. The following images highlights a conceptual design for a potential redevelopment of Arapahoe Street in the future. It also provides a concept for additional flex-space along Miners Alley.

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  • Appendix - Public Outreach

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    Throughout the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019, the City of Golden Planning Division conducted extensive community outreach to gather feedback on topics related to West Downtown. Programs such as surveys on Guiding Golden, outreach at the farmers market, and attendance at other municipal events were administered. The goal of the outreach campaign was to determine how the City of Golden should approach, commercial and residential development, parking, housing, infrastructure, and historic significance of the neighborhood in the future.

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    Throughout the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019, the City of Golden Planning Division conducted extensive community outreach to gather feedback on topics related to West Downtown. Programs such as surveys on Guiding Golden, outreach at the farmers market, and attendance at other municipal events were administered. The goal of the outreach campaign was to determine how the City of Golden should approach, commercial and residential development, parking, housing, infrastructure, and historic significance of the neighborhood in the future.

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